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they're raising new questions about u.s. military strategy and whether pakistan, america's critical ally in the region, has been aiding the enemy. a live report is just ahead. >>> fast moving storms spawning tornadoes and cutting paths of destruction from the midwest to the northeast. homes have been torn apart and trees knocked down. live in the extreme weather center with where the threat is this morning. >>> and the "a.m. fix" blog is up and running. join the live conversation right now. just go to cnn.com/amfix. >>> but first, day 98 of the gulf oil spill and it may be tony hayward's last. the company could announce that he is done during a keyboard meeting in london today. many residents of the gulf coast say his words were salt on an already gushing wound and he became the poster boy for bad press saying the spill was relatively tiny, the environmental impact would be small, that he wanted his own life back when 1 people died in the initial disaster. phil beck is live at bp headquarters in london in morning. do we know if we're going to hear anything about tony hayward's futur
the u.s., off to vienna last night. moscow and washington moving quickly to swap spies and bring an end to an embarrassing mess. >>> the new king of south beach lebron james tells the world he is leaving cleveland for miami to play for the heat. while one city rejoices, the other mourns. we will have reaction just ahead sg. >> e-mails announcing the deaths of several u.s. senators went out to news organizations. they looked legit. it was all one big fat joke and not a funny one. now, the capital police are investigating that. the latest from our team in d.c. coming up. >>> the a.m. fix blog up and running. what's your announcement to the lebron james announcement or anything else in the news. go to cnn.com/a.m. fix. >>> the big story we have been talking about. ten convicted russian spies have touched down in vienna, austria. they were on a jet to laguardia after being expelled from the united states. the two superpowers showed how quickly governments can get things done when motivated working with lightning speed to put an embarrassing incident behind them. susan is here. what's the la
-old unknown, unemployed military vet to the u.s. senate. >> while there were a free moments that had people thinking, awkward! there were others in the crowd wondering if maybe this wasn't such a bad idea after all. jessica yellin was there for the big debut. >> reporter: if there's one person who believes alvin greene could be south carolina's next u.s. senator, it's alvin greene. >> i'm the best candidate in the united states senate race here in south carolina. i am also the best choice for the image award next year. >> reporter: he does not lack confidence. it is a new campaign speech, greene offered some specifics. >> let's pick up with some of the projects that were put on hold after 9/11. such as improving transportation and infrastructure. >> reporter: some standard rhetoric -- >> my campaign is about getting south carolina and america back to work and moving south carolina and america forward. >> reporter: and a glimpse of his political philosophy. >> the punishment should fit the crime. fairness saves us money. let's reclaim our country from the terrorists and the communists. i kno
, build its reputation back in the u.s. >> jim, how significant is it that bp is naming an american to head the company? >> reporter: i think it's very significant, bob dudley's been around for a very long time. he was at amoco, if you recall amoco was taken over by bp in a merger in 1998. he went to -- grew up in mississippi so he knows that region very well. he has been in the gulf on and off during this whole oil spill. went to smu, university of illinois. so he is very much well known in the u.s. and they are hoping that as this first non-british ceo that he can repair bp's damage. he's got a on in his hands, as you say. they are setting aside $32.5 billion to clean up the oil spill. there will probably need to be more money as well. there is the issue of selling more than $30 billion worth of u.s. assets. that will be one of the many things on bob dudley's plate. >> jim boulden in london, thank you so much. >>> in 25 minutes we'll get a never-before-seen interview with outgoing ceo tony hayward, conducted in the early days of the disaster in the gulf. david matti intingly is pr
the u.s. military of murder. here's the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff admiral mike mullen. >> i think we always need to be mindful of the unknown potential for damage in any particular document that we handle. mr. assange can say whatever he likes about the greater good he thinks he and his source are doing, but the truth is they might already have on their hands the blood of some young soldier or that of an afghan family. >> wikileaks' founder refuses to say how his site got the documents. but nothing is secret on the internet. the military may have a hacker, a convicted criminal from california, to thank for cracking this case. his name is adran lamo, just 29 years old. in 2004 he was convicted of breaking into "the new york times," microsoft and lexus nexus computers. he went to the federal government to show the leaking. the website might also face chinl charges. barbara starr has the latest developments in our next hour. >>> so where's all the spilled oil? the coast guard insists it can't find much more to clean up on the surface of the gulf. their crews keep conducting fly
the most controversial provisions in lot. u.s. district judge susan bolton issued a law that stops some of it from going into effect. that police stop or detain or arrest if there's a reasonable suspicion they're in the country illegally, a provision requiring immigrants to carry their papers at all times. and another that would make it a crime for undocumented workers to seek work in public places. in a statement, the justice department had said the court ruled correctly that a patchwork of state and local policies would seriously disrupt immigration enforcement and would ultimately be counterproductive. but arizona's governor jan brewer had a different perspective. >> i think it's important to remind everybody that today, absolutely, the federal government got relief from the courts to do their job. and that means now they've got this temporary injunction, they need step up, the feds do, and do the job that they have the responsibility to do for the people of america. and for the people of arizona. >> the specifics of the state's appeal of the ruling have not been announced but legal
polanski will be extradited to the u.s. to face child sex charges. polanski pleaded guilty to having sex with a 13-year-old girl back in 1977. he then fled to europe before sentencing. we are expected to learn more about this decision in about two hours. we'll bring that to you live right here on the most news in the morning. >>> the white house this morning promising the terrorist behind the "deplorable and cowardly attacks" in euganda will be tracked down and brought to justice. at least 64 people were killed including one american. six americans from a church mission were also injured. joining me on the phone right now, cnn national security contributor fran townsend. fran was the homeland security advisor to president bush and is now a member of the cia's external advisory board. we're talking about these crowded venues. people gathered to watch the world cup of course finals, one was a restaurant there, a popular restaurant. do we know who could have been the target of these blasts? >> that's the ultimate question. i think when you see the white house statement that you referred to,
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're adopting calls for handing over security to the afghan government by the end of 2014. clinton says the u.s. and the world is with afghanistan despite the fact that troop withdrawals are now scheduled to begin next year. >>> los angeles district attorney is looking into the business practices of goldline international. it is a popular company that sells gold items on tv and online. reports now of complaints by customers saying they were either lied to or misled or pressured into buying gold coins not worth what they originally thought. among the company's pitchmen, glenn beck, mike huckabee and fred thompson. congress is also looking into the case. >>> a ufo sighting over china caused panic, confusion and lots of speculation as to what it could be. it shut down an airport in southeastern china for about an hour. local reports say it didn't show up on the radar. a source tells "china daily" it may be part of military exercises. certainly almost does look like a rocket of some sort. the government would just say that an investigation is ongoing. >> isn't that what they always say when you see
're looking at the u.s. coast guard cutter "resolute." that ship was our ride out here. it took us overnight coming from pensacola. but now we've arrived at our destination behind us here is the very spot where the deepwater horizon rig caught fire, sank to the bottom of the ocean and started that huge environmental and economic disaster. and this is a critical time. one mile beneath my feet, testing is under way that could lead to capping the well. these images of the oil spewing into the gulf may soon be just a bad memory. but you wouldn't know it by what you see on the surface. just some quick observations of what we see out here, it looks like a small city of vessels, about 10 or 20 large ships out there, two of them clearly producing oil, pumping it up from below. that's where we see the large flames erupting as they burn off the natural gas that comes up. i asked our coast guard escort to go in for a closer look. i wanted to see if there was anything going on that might show this catastrophe is turning a corner. but this was as close as we could go. we're about a mile away right now. w
$5 million to provide intelligence on tehran's nuclear program. "the washington post" quotes u.s. officials saying he was working with the cia for more than a year. amiri returned to iran this week to a hero's welcome after claiming he was abducted by cia agents and offered $50 million to stay in the u.s. >>> fda's top officials will soon decide the ultimate fate of the controversial diabetes drug avandia. an advisory panel made its recommendation yesterday saying that despite some studies showing increased risk of heart trouble and heart attacks, the drug should stay on the market. >> the vote reflected their serious concern about the safety of avandia. specifically its link to heart trouble. dr. sanjay gupta is following this story. >> were these data submitted to the fda? >> reporter: two days of intense debate. and emotion. >> i believe that i am leading for my life. before answering the questions posed by the fda, please think about those of us that have flourished on avandia. particularly those that can't take actos and have physical limits on exercise. for those people, a
for an attack on a u.s. aid agency. at least four people were killed in that. >>> as we talked about this morning, we have the story covered like no one else. first, let's start with barbara. it's interesting to take a look at general petraeus as he heads to afghanistan. he was in charge of centcom it was under his view before. >> it was but laser focus it will be his sole job and arriving later today and, as you say, he comes at a point after stopping at nato where he is about to fly into skyrocketing violence in that country. in the latest, some of othe latest developments in eastern afghanistan now, the commander there has put new restrictions on troops being able to travel in humvees. that's how bad the violence is. these umvies, of course, we have seen for years in the battlefields of iraq and afghanistan now considered too dangerous because of the skyrocketing roadside bombs. so, now, if soldiers need to go in a humvee, it will require special permission. how bad is the violence that petraeus is flying into? let's look at a couple of key statistics here. we know june just last
of july barbecues. all guests treated by music by the killers as well as the u.s. marines. everyone was treated to hot dogs and hamburgers and dessert, ice cream sandwiches. had to eat them quickly yesterday. >> did you. >>> competitor eater joey chestnut put on a show and won the famous nathan's fourth of jut hot dog eating contest. had trouble in the heat, as did a lot of the contestants. ended up throwing that 54 hot dogs in ten minutes, nothing to sneeze at, 14 short of his world record from last year's competition. he retains the mustard belt and pockets $20,000. >> if you don't have to eat 68 hot dog, why would you you? >> right. he said, as you know, kobayashi, the biggest competitor, didn't compete but was in the audience. >> we're about to talk about that, actually, because kobayashi was arrested yesterday at the coney island event. he rushed the stage just after the contest. was nabbed by the nypd. watching from the stands because of a contract dispute with major league eating. yes, there is a governing body, major league eating. kobayashi's handler said he wanted to prove
that there is this deal in the offing to swap the ten accused spies accused of being in the u.s. to swap them for people who are already in jail in russia for spying in the united states and britain and other countries over the course of the next 24 hours. nothing is being confirmed, john, either by the kremlin or by the white house or the justice department in the u.s. again, we are expecting that something could happen, if you believe the rumors. >> you know, if we look back at the history of cold war spy swaps, some of chthem have been there are public. do you expect to see a public swapping? and who this person the russians are willing to trade for the ten spies that are being held here? >> reporter: well, i don't think it's going to be as dramatic as the swap across the bridge. but i think what's being talked about according to the guy who floated his rumor in the first place, convicted in 2004 of spying for the cia here in russia, he's saying he's been told he's going to be taken to vienna, the capital of austria, where the actual swap will take place. and then moved on to the united kingdom. it's
president fidel castro has written over the last weeks and months blasting the u.s. for its foreign policy predicting a potential nuclear war between iran, united states and israel. and what we saw last night was the tv version of some of these columns. he's become sort of a blogger in chief, columnist in chief after stepping down in 2006 when he grew ill. then handing over the reins to his younger brother, raul. but what's interesting about all the timing of this, and it comes on the heels of one of the biggest -- or the biggest political prisoner release in over a decade. 5 political prisoners are set to be released in the course of the next three to four months. first group of which are en route to spain at this very moment. and so cuba's making headlines without this news. what's interesting is fidel coming on state television, making headlines again around the world. but things here in cuba unearthed very serious domestic issues that are taking place. fidel choosing to speak about international issues. >> david, i got to ask you, most of our viewers don't speak spanish so we're just l
double life here in the u.s. it turns out the 28-year-old redhead left a trail of the videotape. >>> and moms and dads who text, does that make you ail bad parent? we'll hear from self-professed texting addicts around learn the message they're sending to their kids. >> and the a.m. blog. go to cnn.com/amfix. >>> hurricane alex sun leashing its furry. the massive storm is responsible for one death in monterrey, mexico. clammed into the shore with winds of 105 miles per hour, just south of the texas/mexico border last night. >> alex is kicking up huge waves hundreds of miles away. and it's keeping oil-skimming boats off the water. now, the fear of flooding, mud slides and tornadoes. cnn is tracking the storm for you this morning. bonnie schneider. first, reynolds wolf from south padre island. what was it like, reynolds, to be there when the storm hit? >> reporter: i'll tell you, we really did dodge a bullet down here. the situation could certainly be worse. strong wind gusts anywhere in the area of 60 to 65-mile-per-hour range. from my standpoint, the beach no longer exists. we ba
some foundation here so that we can have greater knowledge of what has happened to the u.s. government in this national security field since 9/11. i think we do a pretty good job and a balance between both preserving national secrets, as well as at the same time giving people enough information for them to make a decision about whether or not what has occurred since 9/11 in the past decade is the best bang for our buck and also the most effective. these communities and this entire world of top-secret america is just so out of view and we all know, as we do when we work in washington, that that combination of secrecy and bureaucracy is just deadly. >> right. but it also is a double-edged sword. it's supposed to be out of view. for national security purposes, is there some element of compromise by people who would seek to do us harm knowing about this? >> we've seen this in every espionage case over the last three deck kiades that people w have access to classified information are the ones themselves who are the greatest threat and limiting those number of people and adequately and prope
cost u.s. taxpayers $145 billion. all this screaming about the bailouts, that's $145 billion. so how do you find a way to tackle this? i know they didn't with this bill because it is complicated without doing more harm to the housing market which is fragile right now in the broader economy. >> barney frank said we are going to deal with fannie and freddie. this is going to happen. i call these two insurantitutio the dead men walking. >> they back 50% of the mortgages in this country. >> more. $85. they have to deal with it but they aren't going to deal with it now certainly after these foreclosure numbers yesterday that say 3.2 million foreclosure filings will be made this year, will be a record. so in the year when we still have a fragile housing market they're going to punt on this. i know i've heard it in the past, congress doesn't really like to tackle really hard things too often. but they do need to fix the estate tax. that's my last little bid there. that's in honor of george steinbrenner. >> the estate tax is for a whole nother day but that's very fascinating. >> we'll bring you
imgreying law from taking effect next week. u.s. district judge susan bolton heard two cases yesterday, one filed by civil rights groups, the other by the justice department. the obama administration is asking for an injunction to stop the law from being enforced july 29th. >>> one of the most powerful men in congress will get his day in court. new york congressman charlie ranger has been formally charged with a string ever ethics violations following a lengthy investigation. >> next week the house ethics committee will hold its version of a trial to consider those allegations. rangel's reaction -- bring it on. congressional correspondent brianna keilar is following developments. she's live in washington. this is a big deal for congressman rangel especially considering the timing happening right before the mid-term elections. but he's saying is he happy to clear his name. >> reporter: that's what he's saying. he's saying that he's hoping that all of this sort of comes in to the light. this is going to be tough for a democrat who's facing primary challengers in september. this is a big deal,
bad. code red. about 50 cities across u.s., all of which happens to be in the east declaring ozone action days. definitely want to stay indoors. >> all right. jacqui jeras for us this morning. thanks so much. >>> coming right up, inspiring story. young woman who couldn't find a summer job so she flexed her entrepreneurial muscles and she created one. you can do it, too. or any choice hotel, you can feed a family of four. book now at choicehotels.com to start earning your $50 restaurant gift card. hey! [ tires screech ] [ female announcer ] when business travel leaves you drained, re-charge with free high-speed internet and free hot breakfast. comfort suites. power up. ngin r achinery humng [ male an] weave it er of a rc th we thprecisn aexus. and in rn, wr aefn 's pe we thprfor an automobile. engi revs ] gss shatts ] s ishe purit thimssible this pursu ofpetion. don't you wish all investing decisions were this simple? ♪ ♪ ♪ now when you open and fund an account, you'll get 200 commission-free trades. fidelity investments. turn here. ♪ >>> two minutes after the hour with un
minutes after the hour. new this hour, the u.s. postal service wants to increase the price of a stamp by two more pennies to 46 cents. if approved, the change would go into effect on the 2nd of january. the postal service of course desperate to dig itself out of a huge financial hole facing a $7 billion budget deficit for the next fiscal year. competition from e-mail and package services like u.p.s. and fed ex. >> texting and e-mail their volume is down to levels they have not seen. >> don't get me started about the value of a handwritten note again. >> it's wonderful to do. go buy forever stamps. >> people don't want to hear it. >> we want to know where the heck lebron james will play. many in this city hoping he'll stay here. some say he'll stay in cleveland. we don't know yet. he'll make his big announcement. espn says he'll reveal his team tomorrow night. thursday night. 9:00 eastern. it will be a live tv event. lebron wants to sell ad time for the espn special and the proceeds will go to the boys and girls club of america. pretty savvy. >> christine romans here minding your busin
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